KWH Countdown

ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audits

The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) and the Community Environmental Council (CEC-SB) are searching for qualified auditors to perform ASHRAE level 2 energy audits for business facilities for two kWh Countdown programs. To employ the most competent and well-qualified firms, VCREA and CEC-SB have released a request for proposals (RFP) for the programs.

The kWh Countdown programs, administered by VCREA and CEC-SB, will provide energy auditing services to businesses interested in energy upgrades. There will be two kWh Countdown programs: Ventura County kWh Countdown (cities of Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Moorpark) and Lompoc kWh Countdown (City of Lompoc). Funding for each program is provided by the California Energy Commission. The Lompoc kWh Countdown program has an auditing budget of $70,000, whereas the Ventura County kWh Countdown has an auditing budget of $90,000.

Businesses have not yet been identified for energy auditing services. As explained in the RFP, auditors will be asked to bid on price/square foot for ASHRAE level 2 auditing services, for a variety of facility types. Businesses to be audited will be selected through an application process independent of the auditor selection RFP.

The scope of work will be the same between the two programs, which are only geographically different. Energy auditing firms may submit proposals for both kWh Countdown programs. One company will be selected for each program. The same company will not be selected for both.

If you are an interested energy auditing firm who would like to view the RFP and receive instructions on how to submit a bid, please enter your email into the respective box for the program you would like to participate in (both if desired) and you will be added to the ‘interested parties’ distribution listed.